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Message from the Headteacher
Firstly, congratulations to our year 11 football team who won the district cup final on Monday with a resounding 2-0 victory over John Wilmott. It was lovely to see so many staff and pupils cheering them on. Although the result wasn’t quite the same, many congratulations to the year 8 team who made the final on Tuesday but were sadly defeated by Bishop Walsh.
There were many other things happening this week with Drama workshops on Monday, trips to the Globe theatre in London for a performance of Macbeth and the year 8 Catholic partnership maths challenge held here at St Edmund Campion.
Many thanks to all the parents who attended last night’s year 10 parents evening and I hope you were able to hold important conversations with your child’s teachers. It was good once more to be able to have face to face meetings.
We are now well in to the season of Lent and our charity work continues at a pace. We have cake sales, car washes, sponsored silences and 6th form crazy hair days all happening to raise money for our various charities.
Our Oscott seminarians have also set up a shoe polishing station with our year 7s every Thursday which I have to say is a very useful service to have on site!
This Sunday’s Gospel is the parable of the Prodigal Son where Jesus teaches us that we can count on God’s forgiveness and the parable is very much that of love and forgiveness.http://www.wednesdayword.org/downloads/parish_docs/730-C-Lent4-2022.pdf
Pope Francis today is formally inviting every Catholic Bishop around the world to join him to pray a “solemn Act of Consecration of humanity, and Russia and Ukraine in particular, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
It is also Mother’s Day on Sunday and so I will leave you with this prayer dedicated to Our Lady.
Therefore, O Mother, hear our prayer.
Star of the Sea, do not let us be shipwrecked in the tempest of war.
Ark of the New Covenant, inspire projects and paths of reconciliation.
Queen of Heaven, restore God’s peace to the world.
Eliminate hatred and the thirst for revenge, and teach us forgiveness.
Free us from war, protect our world from the menace of nuclear weapons.
Queen of the Rosary, make us realize our need to pray and to love.
Queen of the Human Family, show people the path of fraternity.
Queen of Peace, obtain peace for our world. Amen.
Wishing all the mums a very happy Mother’s Day on Sunday.
Mr A. Grant